Smoo Cave is one of the most popular stops on Scotland’s NC500 route. The enormous sea-cave is thought to have got its name from the Norse word ‘smjugg’ or ‘smuga’, meaning a hole or hiding-place. This staggering natural wonder is pretty unique, not only is it one of the largest natural sea caves in the UK, but it also has a rear chamber created by an underground freshwater stream. We made this the first stop of the day after an overnight stay in Bettyhill (a scenic one-hour coastal drive East of Smoo Cave). Give yourself at least an hour if you want to just explore the main chamber of the…
How to climb Fyrish Monument on the NC500
Fyrish Monument is an unusual stone structure that can be reached by a 2 hour climb via Jubilee Path. The walk begins from a free car park surrounded by pine forest.
NC500 Scotland 4 Day Itinerary
Whilst planning our NC500 Scotland 4 day itinerary, it was proving difficult to find a post that listed accommodation and the best things to see all in one place. There’s so much about the famous Scottish Highlands road trip to cover, and most websites involved a lot of scrolling and jumping from page to page. In this post, I’ve tried to break our NC500 route down into days, whilst including the accommodation we used along the way. This article has links to places and services we visited and enjoyed, which we may make commission from. NC500 Scotland Route Planner So, the big question first, “Which way to go?” Although most…